Category Archives: Art

Hormazd Narielwalla Amongst Winners at the 4th International Print Biennale

Hormazd Narielwalla Amongst Winners at the 4th International Print Biennale

The winners of the 2016 Print Awards, part of the 4th International Print Biennale currently taking place across the North East of England, have been announced. Six artists have received awards including residencies, exhibition opportunities and a cash prize. The prizewinners are: Nif Hodgson, Lisa Andrén, Hormazd Narielwalla, Tom Hammick, Manami Ito and Sun Ju…

Echoes of history

Echoes of history

City physician and history aficionado Dr. Farokh Udwadia recalls the power and glory of the Achaemenid Empire For more than one hundred summers, the Cama Institute has been the go-to venue for aficionados of the religion, culture and history of the East, offering a blend of lectures, classes and seminars from a range of Indian…

Paris call for Astad Deboo

Paris call for Astad Deboo

As part of Namaste France festival, contemporary dance icon Astad Deboo will collaborate with Manipuri drummers at France’s Opéra Bastille He turns 70 next year, but there’s no stopping Astad Deboo. A pioneer in the field of Indian contemporary dance, he has been invited to perform at the Namaste France festival in Paris. The 75…

Hormazd Narielwalla: becoming a UK citizen before Brexit feels bittersweet

Hormazd Narielwalla: becoming a UK citizen before Brexit feels bittersweet

The artist on how discarded tailoring patterns, a lost garden of his boyhood in India and his new British citizenship inspired a very personal new exhibition When I was a boy, I used to visit a beautiful community garden in my hometown of Pune, India. I thought of this garden during the EU referendum. I…

Young Pakistani Parsi artists showcase their talent

Young Pakistani Parsi artists showcase their talent

KARACHI: Two young Parsi artists, Farshad Engineer and Naomi Haveliwala, showcased their talent for community members at the Karachi Parsi Institute on Saturday. Engineer, 21, has been painting traditional art pieces since he was 15 years old. Most of these traditional works consisted of  art paintings, drawings and sketches that mainly portrayed figure painting, landscape,…

Dhunji S Wadia: Write a buzzing chapter in the history of Rediffusion

Dhunji S Wadia: Write a buzzing chapter in the history of Rediffusion

He is the man of the moment, having scripted the turnaround of Rediffusion Y&R. The agency did well at Cannes Lions this year. BestMediaInfo caught up with Dhunji S Wadia, President, Rediffusion Y&R and Everest Brand Solutions, to find out how he pulled all this off and a lot more Article by Akansha Mihir Mota…

Jehangir Art Gallery set to gift more room to artists

Jehangir Art Gallery set to gift more room to artists

When the beloved Café Samovar shut shop in the March of 2015, the city’s cognoscenti mourned. The Jehangir Art Gallery’s (JAG) chairperson Adi Jehangir, however, was determined to make something better out of “a cafe that bloomed beyond everyone’s imagination“. In fact, in an interview with the Mumbai Mirror last year, Jehangir pointed out, “Wouldn’t…

Pheroza Godrej: Mumbai’s art queen

Pheroza Godrej: Mumbai’s art queen

One of Mumbai’s leading art historians, Pheroza J Godrej, updates Ornella D’Souza about her commitments as editor, collector, curator and member on various cultural boards Article by by Ornella D’Souza, dnaindia.com Your stint as chairperson of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai. ended in October 2015. Did you manage to get enough done?…

Time to institutionalise puppetry: Dadi Pudumjee

Time to institutionalise puppetry: Dadi Pudumjee

The master puppeteer who gave life to mammoth puppets besides song and dance sequences in modern puppetry, is back with a one-of-its-kind exhibition detailing the journey of Zorastrianism, considered among the oldest religions in the world. Sangeet Natak Academi award winner, Dadi Pudumjee is one of the curators of the ‘Everlasting Flame International’ exhibition, being…

A peek into Parsi life

A peek into Parsi life

Three exhibitions will present a narrative of the community’s cultural ethos and the spread of Zoroastrianism Article byPooja Singh | Live Mint A portrait of 17th century Parsi trader Rustom Seth.   Be Responsible. Don’t Use A Condom Tonight. At a time when the world was, and still is, looking for ways to promote safe…